Lev loan investors fancy biggies, HY tougher

Demand for speculative grade debt took different directions in the European leveraged finance markets this week. The primary high yield bond market may be showing signs of investor stress, but leveraged loan investors are gulping down big deals at tight margins.

  • By Victor Jimenez
  • 08 Mar 2018

Average spreads in the euro high yield secondary market have widened by some 50bp to 282bp during the past five months, according to CreditSights.

What this means for borrowers can only be confirmed when the deal pipeline fills up again. February was quiet, with one whole week barren ...

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 19,012.51 88 7.60%
2 JPMorgan 16,881.55 58 6.75%
3 Deutsche Bank 15,679.29 58 6.27%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 14,083.69 66 5.63%
5 Goldman Sachs 13,902.00 61 5.56%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 5,527.11 43 7.82%
2 BNP Paribas 4,918.81 57 6.96%
3 Deutsche Bank 4,372.15 44 6.18%
4 JPMorgan 3,977.60 45 5.63%
5 Credit Suisse 3,757.05 40 5.31%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 19,901.51 153 10.02%
2 Goldman Sachs 14,830.49 106 7.47%
3 Credit Suisse 13,745.94 98 6.92%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 13,267.41 122 6.68%
5 Morgan Stanley 12,977.13 92 6.53%